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#1 Posted by Pfcoolio15 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean it does make alot of sense. I'm not trying to turn this into anything racial, but African Americans do hold 28 of the last 38 100 yard dash records.

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#2 Posted by colonyofcells (2038 posts) - - Show Bio

Not sure if Impala of the Global Guardians is considered a speedster.

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#3 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

Because it's resist for black people to run fast.

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#4 Posted by chalkshark (1271 posts) - - Show Bio
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#5 Posted by TheDude123 (1971 posts) - - Show Bio
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#6 Posted by KnightRise (4811 posts) - - Show Bio

Because the racist jokes would write themselves

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#7 Posted by ImmortalT1000 (3175 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack said:

Because it's resist for black people to run fast.

How is that so?

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#8 Posted by PrinceIMC (5506 posts) - - Show Bio
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#9 Posted by TheCrowbar (4397 posts) - - Show Bio

@KnightRise said:

Because the racist jokes would write themselves

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#10 Posted by SUNMAN (8526 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pfcoolio15 said:

I mean it does make alot of sense. I'm not trying to turn this into anything racial, but African Americans do hold 28 of the last 38 100 yard dash records.

African "Americans" or just black competitors?

Besides we already have a black super speedster. His name is Usain Bolt, fastest man alive

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#11 Posted by MFrenzy11 (623 posts) - - Show Bio

because peeps were racist then just think bread was brown...now theres white bread rice was originally brown...now theres white rice I mean its the same thing hitler would have been soo happy if jesse owens was white. But i dnt mind white speeders just the fastest man in the world is black currently... so why wouldn't the fastest character in comics be black cuz people didnt want a black character when comics were first created that has of course changed but yeah thats pretty much why

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#12 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio

i'd don't see anything wrong with having a black speedster. what i hate is that black characters powers aren't that creative and character development compared to the A-list heroes.

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#13 Posted by Teerack (10703 posts) - - Show Bio

@ImmortalT1000: It's a joke.

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#14 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

There are its just that they all hang out in Kenya just like the real world

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#15 Posted by ImmortalT1000 (3175 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack: ok lol

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#16 Posted by the_stegman (39787 posts) - - Show Bio
@KnightRise said:

Because the racist jokes would write themselves

Because the cops would constantly be pulling them over. 
 
How's that?? :D
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#17 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

See the Flash avoids Kenya because no one is impressed there.

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#18 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23389 posts) - - Show Bio

They're busy controlling electricity.

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#19 Posted by Pfcoolio15 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

The blurs top speed is 300 mph. That's a joke. It states that the whiz kid was a simple courier and is also dead. I'm talking legit flash levelled black speedsters. There's an entire family of faster than light flashes. Barry Wally Jay etc. And the best black speedster you've given me so far goes 300 mph. Like that dude said Usain bolt is the fastest man alive

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#20 Posted by Pfcoolio15 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol at the electricity thing

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#21 Posted by Big_Nasty (413 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

They're busy controlling electricity.

That's so true, but at least they're cool characters.

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#22 Posted by VampireSelektor (862 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pfcoolio15: The Flashes are powered by an extradimensional source. Theirs isn't a physical power. Race doesn't play a factor here. Does XS not rival the other Flashes at all?

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#23 Posted by Joygirl (21036 posts) - - Show Bio

Dammit I came here specifically to make an electricity joke. :( You stolez it from us.

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#24 Posted by Pfcoolio15 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm not saying race plays a factor. I'm just saying that with the circumstances in real life, you'd find it possible to find one competent black speedster in comics. It doesn't always have to be someone with the last name Allen or west that the speed force picks.

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#25 Posted by SUNMAN (8526 posts) - - Show Bio
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#26 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

Technically Black Lightening can travel at the speed of light if he wants to

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#27 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3080 posts) - - Show Bio
@joshmightbe really how ?
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#28 Posted by Matchstick (568 posts) - - Show Bio

No offense to the OP, but I always find these threads annoying. There are no Flash level black speedsters because no one has made one yet. It's really as simple as that. Do people really expect the comic industry to churn out a token black super hero for all the iconic powersets?

There is also the Coyote from the Mage series, though he's not Flash level so I guess he doesn't count. :-P

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#30 Posted by rico_3088 (517 posts) - - Show Bio

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

They're busy controlling electricity.

Damn BlackBolt, I know its true but Damn.

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#31 Posted by AtPhantom (14434 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pfcoolio15 said:

The blurs top speed is 300 mph. That's a joke. It states that the whiz kid was a simple courier and is also dead. I'm talking legit flash levelled black speedsters. There's an entire family of faster than light flashes. Barry Wally Jay etc. And the best black speedster you've given me so far goes 300 mph. Like that dude said Usain bolt is the fastest man alive

You do know that one member of said top level speedster family is black?

@FadeToBlackBolt said:

They're busy controlling electricity.

You know, I never got this. To my knowledge there are a total of three electricity wielding black dudes, two of which are direct homage/expy of the first one. Where did this idea come from?

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#32 Posted by age_of_ultron_Prime2000 (1226 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol

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#33 Posted by cattlebattle (17173 posts) - - Show Bio

Let me try out some jokes here....
 
There is a Black Flash.....
 
I thought they only move fast when the cops are chasing them .......

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#34 Posted by Charlie_Jade (549 posts) - - Show Bio

because white speedsters would be out of a job

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#35 Posted by Jorgevy (5165 posts) - - Show Bio

because there's an alternate universe where Flash is black.

also, what's up with this question? yeah tis pretty ridiculous, since we could go on and say

why there are no arabian speedster? why there are no italian speedsters? why no viking speedsters? why no south american speedsters? and so on for every case that doesn't exist

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#36 Posted by joshmightbe (27562 posts) - - Show Bio

@Mega_spidey01: He can take on an electric form and travel on power lines and the like. And Electricity only moves at one speed.

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#37 Posted by TheCrowbar (4397 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

See the Flash avoids Kenya because no one is impressed there.

LOL

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#38 Posted by ReVamp (23015 posts) - - Show Bio
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#39 Edited by DarkDay (651 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

See the Flash avoids Kenya because no one is impressed there.

That one made me laugh pretty hard.

@Pfcoolio15 said:

The blurs top speed is 300 mph. That's a joke. It states that the whiz kid was a simple courier and is also dead. I'm talking legit flash levelled black speedsters. There's an entire family of faster than light flashes. Barry Wally Jay etc. And the best black speedster you've given me so far goes 300 mph. Like that dude said Usain bolt is the fastest man alive

I would point out that Flash level speedsters as a whole are rare. Indeed there are very few speedsters on that level and most of them are Flashes themselves and thus possess the same powers even if their output is different. I think all the non-Flash speedsters at Flash level could fit in a thimble and the amount outside of DC without the Flash as a comparison would probably be almost non-existant.

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#40 Posted by xxxddd (3861 posts) - - Show Bio
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#41 Posted by cals (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Because comic book companies are racist.

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#42 Posted by Onemoreposter (4364 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pfcoolio15:

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Bulletproof

Not really a speedster though. More of a flying brick. I don't think I've ever seen him actually run, just fly.

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#43 Posted by chalkshark (1271 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxxddd: That's neither here nor there. The relative merit of the characters isn't the point. They merely prove that, contrary to the topic header, there are, in fact, black speedsters.

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#44 Posted by Pfcoolio15 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy: That's not the point I'm trying to put across my friend. Let me make it clear for you.

494 of the 500 best ever 100 meter sprints are held by people of primarily West African origin. Black sprinters literally dominate the roster for track and field. The fastest man in the world is Usain bolt of black origin. Even dominantly white countries have black people represent them in the Olympics. If you watched the Olympic trials you would know what I mean. It's not even fair.

So explain to me. Wouldn't it make sense for at least one black character to be close to the flashes speed. The best that's been shown on this thread goes 300 mph per hour. Which you know is a joke.

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#45 Posted by turoksonofstone (14803 posts) - - Show Bio
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#46 Posted by Jorgevy (5165 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pfcoolio15 said:

@Jorgevy: That's not the point I'm trying to put across my friend. Let me make it clear for you.

494 of the 500 best ever 100 meter sprints are held by people of primarily West African origin. Black sprinters literally dominate the roster for track and field. The fastest man in the world is Usain bolt of black origin. Even dominantly white countries have black people represent them in the Olympics. If you watched the Olympic trials you would know what I mean. It's not even fair.

So explain to me. Wouldn't it make sense for at least one black character to be close to the flashes speed. The best that's been shown on this thread goes 300 mph per hour. Which you know is a joke.

no because it has nothing to do with it. what's the importance of skin colour? and if you said West africa, why did you ask for blacks in general and not western africans?

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#47 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (9227 posts) - - Show Bio

Yea theres the Blur and I don't know if she is black but Blitzen from Shadow Cabinet. Then there is Riot from Heavy Mettle from the Supreme comics, and Godspeed from Image as well.

And also would it not be more Racist to give all the Black Hero's Super Speed. Maybe the ability to carry many objects at one time. That would be racist. Oh and his fav/their favorite off duty eatery is Either Mcdonald's or Popeye's Chicken. This is racist.

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#48 Edited by Pfcoolio15 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy: No I didn't say skin color has anything to with it. And as for the West Africa thing. Well, I don't know if you know this, but West Africans are black. And also ALL black people originate from Africa. That's why I said PRIMARILY of West African origin. Usain Bolt is Jamaican as well as as well as Yohan Blake. Tyson Gay is African American. These are three of the top 10 fastest people in the world. And the top 10 fastest people in the world are all black. I didn't say skin color had anything to do with it, but statistics don't lie. I'm just saying that if they're that fast, then it would make sense that a black speedster could go at least close to flashes speed. Not just 300 mph.

And another one is Canadian, my bad.

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#49 Posted by Jorgevy (5165 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pfcoolio15: that wasn't the initial point of the thread, the whole 300 thingie and also, you said West Africa, so your question should be about West Africans, because those were the "statistics" you used.unless you comitted a mistake and just used West Africa to englobe all black sprinters. also statistics do lie, and pretty often.

and furthermost, yeah, a bunch of black guys are fast in real life? WHAT does that have to do with comics? I mean if I go and find out that all the record holding heavy lifters had green eyes Im gonna question why there aren't enough green eyed guys with super strenght? no! because its ridiculous to think that something in sports would be associated with a physical trait and then correlate to some kind of super power in comics.

and people have shown plenty of black speedsters already, I doubt they all go less than 300. specially considering one of them chased Flash and the other is a descendent of Flash

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#50 Posted by Pfcoolio15 (377 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jorgevy: Honestly, I doubt any comic book writer would go so deep as to point out that this black person is from this specific region of Africa. And I said that they have West African origins, not that they are specifically West African. Like I said, all black people are from Africa which is why I said that. And as for the statistic I pointed out, it isn't a lie. It's proven. And also, for the guy that chased the Flash. I don't really consider him part of it because he's just an Avatar for Death and there's also the fact that he doesn't actually run. He uses skis like the silver surfer. So that's not really what I categorize as a speedster.

The other speedsters in this thread, aside from Jenni, they do all go under 300 mph as the blur is the fastest one here. And I don't think Zip zap is going anywhere near that in a long time. And Jenni doesn't hit light speeds.

The correlation I put forth is a lot more relevant. Anyone can be strong just as anyone just as anyone can be fast. But when you have the Flash going 7x the speed of light and apparently blur can die if he goes his top speed for longer than a couple of minutes. Then there's something wrong.

So yes, the only relevant speedster put forth so far is Jenni. But then we have to go search google and look into the dusty archives of old comics just to find a loser called Zip Zap that don't run that fast at all. That tells you something doesn't it. We literally have to search up to find black speedsters that no one knows about. Then you have your gods running around like:

Jay Garrick

Barry Allen

Wally West

Bart Allen

Iris West the Second

Jesse Quick

Max Mercury

Joanie Swift

Zoom

Professor Zoom

Inertia

Zoom ||

Speed Demon

Flash John Fox

Trajectory

Walter West

Christina

Baine Allen

Jace Allen

Tornado Twins

Hyperguard

Fastbak

Impulse ||

Fastbak

etc.

Ya. And I got like three black speedsters. One of whom happens to be half Allen. I'm not saying that physical real world statistics have anything to with it. I'm just using them to support my point that there should be a bit more black speedster don't you think.